The NSW Government has announced changes to the plans for the Newcastle Light Rail to reflect suggestions made by the public.

These changes will include shifting from a raised track design to a track flush with the road, changes to the alignment at Worth Place and adding a second track at Stewart Avenue.

Newcastle MP Tim Crackanthorp says that although these changes will be an improvement for the Light Rail plans, the plans still require a number of changes.

“The Government needs to listen to Council, and their particular desire for mixed running into the city  for cyclists and pedestrians into the city otherwise there will be no parking down Hunter Street, and we will see a lot of businesses go under.”

The planned track for the Light Rail through Newcastle


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